By: Annelise Vintila
Heels in one hand and a smoothie in the other, I ran to my car to rush to my eyelash extension appointment across town. I recited all my goodbyes in a hurry from my best friend’s bridal shower and drove two hours to find a kind-hearted, small woman with a massage table in the middle of her kitchen. She introduced herself as Kelly and reassured me that my appointment will take less than 3 hours for a set of full lashes. I have gotten my lashes enhanced before, but always at a salon and my friend recommended her because her bridal party raved about her results. Three hours felt more like five, my back was sore, my neck was cranked and my spine was mush; as she handed me a mirror, I opened my eyes and did not recognize myself. My eyes seemed doe-eyed and feminine and I forgot all my prior pain.
Over the course of the next three weeks, I felt like an elevated version of myself. I kept stopping in front of mirrors to admire my gaze, and the best part was that I could just roll out of bed and head out looking put together. Even though Kelly had been working from home, she had professional eyelash extension training and it was highly apparent, as she remained professional and amicable throughout my appointment. She emphasized that she was trained in all eyelash extension courses including refills and removals, hygiene and safety, the lash business and client consults and consultations. Sometimes I forget that beauty professionals are not only trained to excel in just one area, they must be well-versed in all subjects pertaining to beauty. I found Kelly incredibly interesting because she had 2 children under the age of 3 years old, all while running a beauty business from home; she assured me that a diploma is simple as long as you know where to enrol. She mentioned eyelash extension training in Mississauga as it was closest to where I lived, and listened intently. Professionals in the beauty industry at times amaze me because no matter how busy their lives might be, they always look put together and composed.
Eyelash extensions training covers many different important topics
I can’t afford to get eyelash extensions every three weeks, but it makes me that more appreciative when I go for an appointment. I feel like a screen legend, an inflated version of myself even for a little while and I think that’s all right. Kelly made me rediscover how fun beauty can be, and how it can really shape your vision of yourself into a more positive one. The better you feel about yourself the better you can make others feel because you don’t have to be in constant competition.
Eyelash extensions can help boost confidence
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